Professor M. A. Baqui Khalily joins InM as Executive Director
Professor M. A. Baqui Khalily joins the Institute of Microfinance (InM) as its new Executive Director on 1 October 2012. He was the founding Executive Director of the Institute from November 2006 to January 2010.
He retired as Professor from the Department of Finance, University of Dhaka on 30 September 2012 after working there for 37 years. He was the Chairman of the Department of Finance, University of Dhaka during 2000–2003. He did his Master’s and Ph.D. from the Ohio State University, USA.
Professor Khalily has keen interest in corporate governance and is the current Chairman of the ‘Center for Corporate Governance and Finance Studies’ at the University of Dhaka. Besides, he was the Director of Dhaka Stock Exchange for the period 2000 – 2009. He was also the Pro-Vice Chancellor and the Acting Vice Chancellor of Presidency University from July 2004 to September 2005. He was Visiting Scholar in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology of the Ohio State University during December 1993 – January 1994.
He is renowned nationally and internationally for his vast knowledge and expertise in rural finance, particularly in microfinance. His current research interest areas are: Rural Credit Market, Sustainability and Regulation of Microfinance Institutions, Impact Assessment and Micro Enterprise Development.
Professor Khalily led a number of significant research projects from InM namely “Access to Financial Services”, “Impact of PRIME interventions on Monga Mitigation in Greater Rangpur Region in Bangladesh”, “Monga in North-Western Bangladesh – An Analysis of Benchmark Data of Five Districts in Greater Rangpur”, “Multiple Membership (Overlapping) in Microcredit Markets of Bangladesh”, “Impact of MRA Regulations on Efficiency and Sustainability of Microfinance Institutions”, etc. He is the co-editor of the book entitled “Readings in Microfinance: Reach and Impact” published jointly by InM and the University Press Limited (UPL).